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The Best Way To Shuck An Oyster And Not Stab Yourself

Amazing kitchen towel-holding technique, courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.

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1. OK SO: Nestle the oyster in the towel with the hinge facing out. Then firmly but carefully, wiggle and work the tip of the knife into the hinge until you feel it snap.

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Once you feel it give, rotate the knife and your hand to open it up.

2. Before you move on, wipe off the tip of your knife.

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It can have some grit on it, and you don't want that grit to get into the oyster / eventually into your mouth.

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